Two Higo Nishigaki sentoku tsuba Late 17th and 18th century
Lot 123
Two Higo Nishigaki sentoku tsuba
Late 17th and 18th century
Sold for £1,500 (US$ 2,551) inc. premium
Auction Details
Two Higo Nishigaki sentoku tsuba Late 17th and 18th century Two Higo Nishigaki sentoku tsuba Late 17th and 18th century Two Higo Nishigaki sentoku tsuba Late 17th and 18th century
Lot Details
SWORD FITTINGS
TSUBA
Property from an English private collection
(Lots 110-137)
Two Higo Nishigaki sentoku tsuba
Late 17th and 18th century
The first of mokko form, carved with an overall breaking wave design which continues over the edge, unsigned, 7.6cm (3in); the second of oval form, bearing a ground of stamped kokuin (flowerheads) and engraved with a hawk and captured monkey, unsigned, 7cm (2¾in); each with a wood storage box. (4).

Footnotes

  • 鍔 二点 (波、猛禽捕猿) 17世紀後期・18世紀

    On the first example, the shape of the hitsu-ana and seppa-dai are reminiscent of the second Nishigaki master, although the carving of the waves indicates a later generation.
    The second was made by one of the earlier generations of the school.
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